November Wrap Up
- FireBlood by Elly Blake
(YA Fantasy) 5/5 AmAzInG! Even better than the first book! I know many of you are worried about the love triangle, don't be. The story is well told, beautifully written. Ruby must go to the land of Firebloods to both learn to control her gift and to find a way to destroy the mimax but she ends up discovering a lot more than that, both about the curse and about herself.
- Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren (book 3)
- Beautiful by Christina Lauren (book 5)
(New Adult) 5/5 Definitely the funniest of all books in the series so far, I laughed and laughed. Will is our resident player, a different woman whenever he feels like it. Hannah is the 'I work too hard to have a life kind of girl'. When their paths cross you expect Hannah to go head over hills silly, but it is our funny boy that goes all lovely dub. Its a sweet and fun read.
(New Adult) 4/5 I loved this!!!! All my beloved characters from the previous books got page time. It was so freaking sweet reading their story a few years ahead from their original books. I got teary, not gonna lie. So why not 5? because the new couple was the least interesting of them all. They felt like a vessel, an excuse to give us the fandom a little more of the characters we love.
Full review: Books 3 and 5- Beautiful Bastard Series
- It Ends with Us by Coleen Hoover
(New Adult) 4.9/5 This was a rather intense read. Very real and very sad. Its about Lilly, a girl who has gone through a lot in life. It is about Atlas, her safe haven as a teen. And it is about Reley, the sweet man with a past capable of turning him into someone else. Review Here
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
(YA Sci-Fi) I almost dfn this book... Darrow, Mr Perfect, loses his wife, Mrs Perfect. He seeks revenge, and since he can do no wrong- ever - he is the right person to bring down the corrupted system. Have you heard that anywhere before? I am afraid this book suffers from the over used 'Mary Sue' trope problem (or syndrome as I like to put it). It is seriously 'on your face' the whole time. Mr perfect who can do no wrong--> Let's make him into a god! *puke now* Full Review: Red Rising
- Clipped Wings & Inked Armor by Helena Hunting
(New Adult) 5/5 & 3/5 The first book, Clipped Wings, was all you could expect from an NA novel. Passionate and full of drama. The lives of both characters is marked by death in their pasts and that grief brings them together. The second book felt a little short because a lot of it was too similar to the first book. Review: Clipped Wings
- An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
(YA Fantasy) 4.9/5 This was adorable! Although it is a fantasy book its sweet and easy going romance reminded of how I felt reading Love and Gelato. If you enjoy easy read romances you will likely like this very much. Its is about Rook, a fae prince. And Isobel, a human with an amazing talent as a painter. She paints Rook, someone not meant to have feelings with sorrow in his eyes. That is seen as weakness in his lands and could cost his life... Review: Enchantment
- All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
(YA Fantasy/paranormal) 5+/5 Pure Perfection! I am a big fan of Maggie Stiefvater but I believe she has outdone herself this time. Everything about All the Crooked Saints was right on the money. It is about about magic, about saints and miracles, about love and friendships, about family and overcoming one's one darkness! Go read! Review: All The Crooked Saints
- Without Merit by Collen Hoover
(Contemporary Romance) 2.3/5 Much ado about nothing is the best way to describe this book. Too many secrets, too much crazy and to many issues in only a few hundred pages. None of it therefore dealt well with. The book was without focus. Not a bad story or idea, just poor execution. Review: Without Merit
- Hooked by Karla Sorensen and Whitney Barbetti
(Contemporary Romance) 2/5 I cringed just as much as I laughed. The story is ridiculous- completely 100% not in touch with reality. And it is that that makes the story both funny and oddly charming as well as infuriating. X and Lucy meet at a group therapy session, they both have issues. She proceeds to try to steal from him and pretend that is not what is happening by giving him a lap dance... Improbable, cringe worth, and yet... funny. That is how I felt the entire book. I am very glad is over but at the same time can't say I regret reading it... 2 out 5 sounds appropriate!